Our Assurance & Advisory Principal, Keith Hamasaki, has been selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) to be a judge in determining this year’s winners of the CFO Awards. Keith’s representation of this role is on behalf of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA). This will mark his fifth year as a judge since the inception of the ceremony.

With his profound profile and experience, Keith’s opinions and knowledge are very valuable for this process. Throughout the last few months, he has been reviewing the nominees’ outstanding profiles and meeting with the candidates to go through an interview process. In total, there will be 11 winning categories in this year’s event.

LABJ will be hosting the 17th Annual CFO Awards on September 21, 2023, at The Biltmore Los Angeles from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. The evening ceremony will include dinner service, awards presentations, networking, and more. The CFO Awards honors finance professionals in the Los Angeles region for their ongoing efforts as outstanding financial stewards.

The Los Angeles Business Journal is an award-winning B2B media company that has been serving the Los Angeles Community of Business for more than 40 years. Each week, the award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal examines the many ways that the L.A. economy operates. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community’s dynamic business and economic scene.

Founded in 1909, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) is the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the United States. CalCPA offers a wide variety of benefits and services for CPAs and financial professionals. CalCPA, with 14 chapters located throughout the state, is committed to the education and betterment of our members and the profession.

For more information regarding the CFO Awards, please visit the Los Angeles Business Journal’s page.

About the Judge

Keith Hamasaki, CPA, Principal
Assurance & Advisory, KROST Business Intelligence (KBI), KROST Fund Admin Solutions, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profit
With nearly two decades of consulting experience, Keith specializes in audit and business advisory services to emerging and middle-market companies in areas such as process improvement, internal controls, technical GAAP accounting implementation, and procedural review assessments. As someone who has consistently overcome challenges, Keith has developed an expertise in a variety of industries, including real estate and construction, financial services, technology, digital media, restaurants, hospitality, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. » Full Bio